The Perks of Being a Wallflower Spotlight

June is here, and with a new month ahead we set out to begin our latest mini-series. The series this month will spotlight films with strong LGBTQ themes and characters. This week’s film is the 2012 teen romantic, drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower. We are happy to welcome Jimmy Diaz and Cody Ingle to this week’s show to discuss the film, and the important themes it represents. So without further ado, here is our spotlight on The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower is written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, and stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and Paul Rudd. The film follows an freshman introvert Charlie (Lerman), who finds himself welcomed into the lives of seniors Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Miller). Charlie develops a crush on Sam, which soon jeopardizes their friendship, and his relationships with the other friends in their circle. Furthermore, Patrick holds a hidden relationship with the star football player, hiding it from most of the high school.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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